Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms

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Getty Publications, 1994 - Design - 127 pages
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What is a breviary? What is an antiphonal? What is an incipit? This superbly illustrated book - part of the popular Looking At series - offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily portable format. With numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and The British Library - many of them in color - this volume will be invaluable to all readers wishing to increase their enjoyment and understanding of illuminated manuscripts.
  

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
29
Section 3
32
Section 4
34
Section 5
74
Section 6
84
Section 7
100
Section 8
101
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